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SANSA International Space Weather Camp For Young South African Students.

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SANSA International Space Weather Camp For Young South African Students.

The International Space Weather Camp (ISWC) provides an incredible opportunity for students from South Africa, USA, Italy and Germany to learn about space weather, a relatively new and exciting field involving the study of the Sun and its influence on space and the Earth’s upper atmosphere as well as the impacts of solar events on space and ground based technological systems that modern society rely on daily.

The International Space Weather Camp consists of a series of lectures, hands-on projects and other interesting activities. The lecture subject matter covers various aspects related to Space Weather, comprising cosmic ray particle transport theory, plasma physics, solar physics, heliospheric physics, computer simulations for modelling and understanding local Space Weather, and the impact on Earth’s atmosphere, satellites, and space.

The ISWC will take place in two parts, with the first part taking place virtually from 07 – 25 June 2021 due to COVID-19 health risks and travel restrictions. The second part will be held in August 2021 at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Hermanus facility for the South African students who successfully completed the first part of the camp.

The ISWC offers students a great platform to interact and engage with students and researchers from around the world. During the Camp students will also get an opportunity to learn about historic and current developments of space activities in South Africa, German and USA.

Background

The International Space Weather Camp is coming to South Africa for the third time since its inception in 2011. Initially the ISWC (formerly JSWSC, Joint Space Weather Summer Camp) was a partnership between DLR, University of Rostock and University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). The collaboration was extended in 2015 with SANSA joining DLR and UAHuntsville in participating and hosting in a trilateral arrangement.

Important Information

Applicants must be final year BSc/BEng/Honours or Masters Students in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Electronics and must be South African citizens or permanent residents.

Successful applicants will be fully funded to participate in the ISWC 2021. Funding will include airtime for the virtual part and transport, accommodation and meals for the second part of the Camp on condition that the applicant attended all the virtual sessions.

Application is now open and closes on 28 February 2021

Any ISWC queries should be sent to iswc@sansa.org.za.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SANSA International Space Weather Camp 2021

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DAAD 2021 Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies In The Field Of Architecture In Germany

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DAAD 2021 Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies In The Field Of Architecture In Germany

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

Requirrements:

Foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in the areas of Architecture, Interior Design, Monument Conservation, Urban Planning/Urban Development, Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.

Benefits

In this study programme, you can complete

  • a Master’s degree/postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or
  • a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification (not an undergraduate course)

at a state or state-recognised German university of your choice.
This programme only funds projects in the area of Design/Planning. Other DAAD scholarship programmes are available for applicants from the field of History of Architecture or applicants with a scientific project.

Duration of the funding

Master’s degree programme:

  • Between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme or project
  • Start: usually from 1st October of the following year after the application, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme
  • The scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen study programme (up to a maximum of 24 months). To receive further funding after the first year of study for 2-year courses, proof of academic achievements thus far should indicate that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study.
  • Applicants who are already in Germany in the first year of a postgraduate course at the time of application may apply for funding for their second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship.

Complementary studies not leading to a final qualification

  • one academic year
  • Start: usually from 1st October of the following year after the application, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme

Value

  • A monthly payment of 861 euros
  • Travel allowance
  • One-off study allowance
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD 2021 Study Scholarships

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